An Gorta Mór : cuid a dó

Famine had a decisive impact on Irishsociety.This collective struggle, resulting from a kind of adversity that nowadays we have difficulty tofathom, still resonates today. Many books have been written in an effort to explain the primarycauses of the disaster: the origins of the late blight itself, the vulnerability of monoculture, thelandlord ownership system, etc. InContinue reading “An Gorta Mór : cuid a dó”

An Gorta Mór

A pivotal moment If we look back in history and try to comprehend why so many Irish residents emigratedin Canada in the second half of nineteen century, we have to understand thedevastating consequences of the “Gorta Mór”, the Great Famine. It started in 1845 andlasted up to 1849. During these unquestionably trying times, everyone affectedContinue reading “An Gorta Mór”